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N 11 B 4.7K C 4 E Mar 3, 2012 F Dec 11, 2012
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This has been a much requested livery and I am very happy with the result, with the exception of the rather poor representation of a bow collector (which I hope to improve in due course). Aberdeen did indeed acquire a batch of 20 streamlined centre-entrance, double-deck trams, but not to this body style. It claimed at the time that 'the new vehicles are the last word in trams .. they are the best yet made, ahead of Glasgow's Coronation trams'. They were later acknowledged to have a limited route availability and high power consumption, but lasted until the system closed in 1958 (08-Dec-12).

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Tags:   English Electric Tram Aberdeen Corporation Transport

N 12 B 5.2K C 1 E Sep 1, 2011 F Mar 29, 2013
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Whilst there's no historical precedence for this English Electric Railcoach, the streamlined livery fits well with Aberdeen's post-war trams, which were based on prototypes built by English Electric. This fictional image is based on an original view of Blackpool number 11 photographed at Beamish Museum by David Little. It would be nice to see Aberdeen livery re-created on one of the many preserved former Blackpool trams in the same way as the splendid Sunderland 101 (29-Mar-13).

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Tags:   British Tram Aberdeen Corporation Transport English Electric Railcoach

N 11 B 5.1K C 0 E Dec 9, 2012 F Dec 11, 2012
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This image is based on a poor quality original taken on Blackpool promenade in the mid-1980s, depicting preserved Glasgow Corporation Cunarder 1297. There is a tenuous link between Aberdeen, Blackpool and Glasgow. Despite the apparent rivalry between the two Scottish undertakings (see comments under Aberdeen 'Balloon' tram), Aberdeen approached Glasgow with a view to the latter constructing its production batch of streamlined trams.

Whilst this wasn't to be, the resultant trams (built by a third party) nevertheless had an uncanny resemblance to Glasgow's own streamlined trams - the most noticeable difference being that Aberdeen's had centre entrances. When its system closed in 1958, Aberdeen tried unsuccessfully to sell the streamliners, firstly to Glasgow and then to Blackpool (08-Dec-12).

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Tags:   Cunader Tram Aberdeen Corporation Transport

N 8 B 3.5K C 3 E Sep 2, 2012 F Sep 23, 2012
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I had already mocked-up a fictional Lytham St Annes version of this 'Balloon' tram when I was asked to consider Belfast Corporation, which used a similar livery. Belfast's last tramcars, fifty modern four-wheelers, were delivered from English Electric at Preston in 1935. The system closed in 1954, after gaining a temporary reprieve during the wartime years (23-Sep-12).

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Tags:   English Electric tram Belfast Corporation Tramways

N 6 B 3.9K C 1 E Feb 16, 2014 F Mar 2, 2014
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More commonly known as Pantograph cars because they were originally so fitted, the Pullman cars were purchased by Blackpool as successors to the original Blackpool & Fleetwood stock after the acquisition the latter system. This fictional image supposes that, had the Blackpool & Fleetwood Electric Tramroad remained independent, it would have made a similar purchase on its own behalf. The traditional livery, with teak-effect paintwork on the steel body, sits comfortably on the trans-Atlantic interurban body style (02-Mar-14).

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Tags:   Pullman tram Blackpool & Fleetwood Electric Tramroad


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